Monterey Journals

Weekend Getaway in Monterey, CA

A February 2007 trip to Monterey by awc825

Highlands Inn, A Hyatt Hotel & Hyatt Vacation Club Resort Photo, Carmel, California More Photos
Quote: Review of a weekend trip to Monterey/Carmel in February 2007.

Highlands Inn, A Hyatt Hotel & Hyatt Vacation Club Resort

Hotel | "Highlands Inn - A Park Hyatt Hotel"

Highlands Inn, A Hyatt Hotel & Hyatt Vacation Club Resort Photo, Carmel, California
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The Park Hyatt Highlands Inn is located in Carmel, 5 miles south of Monterey on Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1). A car is pretty much required to get around, given the relative remoteness of the general Carmel and Monterey areas. Fortunately, self-parking at the hotel is free.The property is located right off the PCH and the Pacific Ocean, and offers splendid ocean views. It is definitely a retreat/resort type of hotel, perfect for romantic getaways.Front desk staff were professional and acknowledged my frequent guest status. The property is not a typical hotel in that guest rooms are independent cabins scattered around the property instead of centrally located in a high rise tower. We w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 1, 2007

Highlands Inn, A Hyatt Hotel & Hyatt Vacation Club Resort
120 Highlands Dr.
Carmel, California 93923
(831) 620-1234

Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Photo, Monterey, California
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I've heard a lot of great things about this aquarium, so as part of the trip to Carmel/Monterey, the aquarium was number 1 on my list of things-to-do.First impression was that we were in for something special given the length of the line waiting to buy tickets. It was a Saturday so I suppose the line was to be expected, and it lasted for maybe 15 minutes.The aquarium has a huge collection of jellyfish and some cute otters. The otters were really cute. They floated on the surface with eyes closed, occasionally scratching themselves until feeding time, at which time they're wide awake! They have been trained to perform simple tricks which was interesting to see as I didn't know otters co...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 1, 2007

Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, California 93940
(831) 648-4888